WSJ: 43 Million Americans on Food Stamps — 14 Percent

Thursday, 03 Feb 2011 10:06 AM

By Newsmax Wires

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
More than 14 percent of Americans took food stamps to buy groceries in November, slightly more than in October, as unemployment and stagnant wages continued to weigh down an economic recovery, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The increase reflects a 14.2 percent rise from the same period a year ago.
With 43 million Americans drawing food stamps, Washington, D.C., and Mississippi had more than a fifth of their residents on the subsidy – the highest of any state, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Other states saw year-over-year increases, including New Mexico, Idaho, Florida, Delaware, and Texas.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Poll Finds Large Racial Divide in Belief Justice Is Colorblind

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 16:50 PM

White Americans are more likely to believe the criminal justice system is colorblind than non-whites, with 57 percent of . . .

Arpaio Sues Over Amnesty; Boehner Hints House May Be Next

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 16:16 PM

If you want to sue President Obama over his executive order granting amnesty from deportation to five million illegal al . . .

Singer Joe Cocker Dies at 70

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 13:45 PM

Joe Cocker, the British singer who had numerous hits in the 1970s and '80s including a barrel-throated rendition of Wit . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved